The observation tower at the top of the Stratosphere, Las Vegas. Shot with Canon Powershot S3 IS. Sadly, this lovely bridge camera doesn't natively support raw capture. However, it's easily hacked with CHDK, and the resulting raw files can be processed using almost anything ...
What's your 'go to' place when you want to test a new camera or lens? For me, for over ten years, it's been Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum. It's got everything - open all year round, easy access, just 20 minutes drive from home, and with an incredible selection of industrial architecture - both decaying and … Continue reading Prestongrange
I've lost count of the number of cameras I've owned over the past 35 years. Some, like the Sony RX100 Mark I, were good friends. Others, like the Canon EOS 300, were just brief flirtations. Yet more are long forgotten, like the anonymous APS which I used for a few years in the late 1990s. … Continue reading How many cameras do you own?
The Fujilfilm Finepix E550 was my first serious digital camera. In 2004, a digital SLR was well out of budget, but I could just about stretch to the £300 or so that this digital compact cost. Six megapixels was - still is - ample for everyday use. But more importantly, the Finepix E550 offered full … Continue reading Fujifilm Finepix E550
In the middle of a snowstorm, an MG Midget parked by the roadside. Minolta Dynax 4, Minolta 24-50mm f4.0, Kodak Colorplus 200.
So what constitutes a normal lens anyway? Many people will tell you that normal means 50mm or so, at least on a full frame camera. But that image at the top of the page? That was shot on 35mm film using a 58mm lens - significantly longer than most people think of as normal. Featured … Continue reading What’s ‘normal’ anyway?
With photowalks, you take the weather you get. And in Scotland, in midwinter, that often means dreich. We got to Barns Ness for one o'clock, which gave us two and a half hours of daylight. The weather forecast was ideal - 'sunshine and clouds'. Featured image: The lightkeeper's house at Barns Ness Lighthouse, Barns Ness, … Continue reading Barns Ness Lighthouse to Thorntonloch Beach